A local fund in Durban is growing the dreams of children living in poverty.

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The Seed Fund is focusing all their efforts on the community living in the Malacca Road in Durban. Their dream is to uplift the entire community one project and child at a time.


The Seed Fund was started to help uplift the Malacca Road informal settlement. Arianne Hayes-Hill founded the project after years of building a relationship with the community members. Arianne set up the fund to bring about transformation within the community.

“We believe that by uplifting these children we can uplift entire communities, causing a seismic change in society; creating jobs, businesses and education, adding to the economy and alleviating poverty and crime.” 

The fund plans to better the homes of the families, offering purpose to the unemployed by training them and by ensuring that every child within the community receives a good education. The children have been provided with school uniforms, school shoes and stationery. The fund launched a homework help centre to help the children with their school work, practice reading and tutoring. The centre gives the kids a safe space in the afternoons where they can focus on their education.

Two boys were accepted into Northwood School and the Seed Fund assisted them in every way possible to make it the best year ever. You can see Senzo’s story in the video below.

The community members were also employed to help lay a new pipe system to rid the area of leaking sewage. This proved to be uplifting for the entire community as it helped families earn an income and rid the area of harmful sewage.

If you would like more information about the Seed Fund, check out their Facebook page here.

The Seed Fund Promo Video

The goal of the Seed Fund is to transform this community in Malacca Road into an environment where each individual especially the children are able to realize their full potential. We are wanting to awaken and ignite the dreams within those living there and help them understand that even though they were born into poverty that doesn’t have to be their destiny.Below is a the story of Senzo. A boy from the Malacca Road informal settlement, who through the help of the Seed Fund, was given the opportunity to attend Northwood. #seedfund #lifebeyondthedump #turningdreamsintoreality

Posted by The Seed Fund on Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Sources: Facebook
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Tyler Leigh Vivier is a writer for Good Things Guy. Her passion is to spread good news across South Africa with a big focus on environmental issues, animal welfare and social upliftment. Outside of Good Things Guy, she is an avid reader and lover of tea.

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